Pricing Basket Default Swaps in a Tractable Shot-noise Model

Abstract

Abstract. We value CDS spreads and kth-to-default swap spreads in a tractable shot noise model. The default dependence is modelled by letting the individual jumps of the default intensity be driven by a common latent factor. The arrival of the jumps is driven by a Poisson process. By using conditional independence and properties of the shot noise processes we derive tractable closed-form expressions for the default distribution and the ordered survival distributions in a homogeneous portfolio. These quantities are then used to price and study CDS spreads and kth-to-default swap spreads as function of the model parameters. We study the kth-to-default spreads as function of the CDS spread, as well as other parameters in the model. All calibrations lead to perfect fits.

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@inproceedings{Herbertsson2010PricingBD, title={Pricing Basket Default Swaps in a Tractable Shot-noise Model}, author={Alexander Herbertsson and JIWOOK JANG and Thorsten W. Schmidt}, year={2010} }